Shale Revolution: Evolving Policy in the Face of Changing Regulations

In this exclusive interview with Oil & Gas IQ, Gary Slagel, Director of Government Affairs for natural gas and coal producer CONSOL Energy, explores the range of regulatory issues facing upstream operators with regards to on site development and drilling in the shale gas fields.

In the course of the interview, Gary touches on:

  • Exactly what energy companies have to deal with in terms of regulatory requirements when drilling
  • Whether the regulations are stringent enough with regards to the environmental concerns of the public and regulators alike
  • How to effectively manage operations day to day in the face of constantly changing policy initiatives coming out of state and central government
  • The ways in which compliance measures have evolved with regards to water sourcing and wastewater
  • His opinion on the increasing tax fees being leveraged on Marcellus Shale drilling companies
  • What the main hurdles are to gaining shale permits at the present time and advice on how to cut time to permit completion


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